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Obviously, he didn't get to play with it that year, but, uh, it's still used.

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As the years passed and the trains began to accumulate, Red starting dreaming of building one of the world's largest model railroads. This exhibit represents three eras of time; frontier, steam, and diesel.

In 1976 a new home was especially built to accommodate his dream. The display area is the size of two average ranch style homes.Obviously this has been something that has been loved and taken care of. These trains are not only made out of heavy tinplate, but also cast white metal. These are not rare cars, but this is a great engine.And that's also quite unusual that there's no fatigue. A little couple flags missing here, but that's to be expected. And the whole set together would easily bring ,500 to ,000 at auction. Executive producer Marsha Bemko shares her tips for getting the most out of ANTIQUES ROADSHOW." is so often "It depends." Note the date: Take note of the date the appraisal was recorded.In 1964, Red Atwood became interested in collecting Lionel O gauge trains. It is so named because it depicts the development of the railroad across the United States.All scenery is handpainted and the entire layout is glass enclosed.